SLI new build for WoW?

Bigfishy said:
I'm building a new computer.

i7-930 cpu (2.84 ghz I believe?)
2 - 640 gb HDD in raid 0
6gb ddr3 ram 1600
win 7

I run dual monitors 23" @ 1920 x 1080

**500w OCZ PSU** EDIT: Will I need more PSU?

I have a 8800gt 512 mg 256 bit VC, on a duo core 6400rpm 2.13 ghz Velocity micro, running Vista OS with a lot of resource hoggers turned off.

I was thrilled with the VC when I bought it.

I am seeing lower fps nowadays.

My options are:

1. Use my old 8800gt in the new comp. But I was thinking of using that comp as a backup. However, I can use it and get new VC's later as well.

2. Buy 1 VC that MUST perform better than the 8800gt noticeably, but within a budget of say under $200 and prefer lower the better. ** I have no idea what VC that would be and am open to suggestions.

3. Find a 8800 gt somewhere (mine is BFG will it matter?), pull out the old one and go SLI on the new system.

4. Buy 2 VC's for SLI or Crossfire, but that I'm sure is the most expensive route and I dont really want to get into the $300 + route if possible.

If I could go SLI/Crossfire for a reasonable budget amount would the performance for WoW be greatly increased (I run higher settings 1920x1080 with a buttload of addons)


Thanks for your advice.
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  1. I'm building a new computer.

    i7-930 cpu (2.84 ghz I believe?)
    2 - 640 gb HDD in raid 0
    6gb ddr3 ram 1600
    win 7

    I run dual monitors 23" @ 1920 x 1080

    **500w OCZ PSU**

    I have a 8800gt 512 mg 256 bit VC, on a duo core 6400rpm 2.13 ghz Velocity micro, running Vista OS with a lot of resource hoggers turned off.

    I was thrilled with the VC when I bought it.

    I am seeing lower fps nowadays.

    My options are:

    1. Use my old 8800gt in the new comp. But I was thinking of using that comp as a backup. However, I can use it and get new VC's later as well.

    2. Buy 1 VC that MUST perform better than the 8800gt noticeably, but within a budget of say under $200 and prefer lower the better. ** I have no idea what VC that would be and am open to suggestions.

    3. Find a 8800 gt somewhere (mine is BFG will it matter?), pull out the old one and go SLI on the new system.

    4. Buy 2 VC's for SLI or Crossfire, but that I'm sure is the most expensive route and I dont really want to get into the $300 + route if possible.

    If I could go SLI/Crossfire for a reasonable budget amount would the performance for WoW be greatly increased (I run higher settings 1920x1080 with a buttload of addons)


    Thanks for your advice.
  2. For about $150 you can get HD5770 it is substantially better than 8800GT. It will handle WOW very well at your resolution.
  3. You can get another 8800 for sli (brands dont matter with sli)
  4. Does WOW even work well with SLI?
  5. Oh and if you mean WoW(world of warcraft)a single 8800 is more than enough to get decent FPS on that game
  6. Dark Comet said:
    Does WOW even work well with SLI?

    Yeah WoW is SLI enabled with the newer drivers
  7. Link to SLI enabled and optimized games:
    http://www.slizone.com/object/slizone2_game.html
  8. Ok, I think I am making poorly informed comparisons on my end.

    Mainly, was my old duo core 2.13 ghz @ 6400 rpm 4gb, vista OS, system bottle necking my old 8800 gt?

    If so, as I think I now suspect, I've been trying to compare a good card on a somewhat poor system to a good card on a high end system.

    Set me straight !
  9. what do you mean with 2.13 ghz at 6400 rpm?
  10. thats cpu speed and hdd rpm
  11. oh, well i think 2,13 core duo would be a bottleneck for a 8800
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